Wine and cheese are always abundant at our place so that was the easy part, but coming up with an appetizer that would double up as an appetizer was not as easy. Since I haven’t grocery shopped for the upcoming week, our fridge was pretty bare, but I did manage to find some asparagus, a couple of green onions and pita bread and voila, we were having asparagus pizza. This recipe is pretty easy and quick to put together and does not require a whole lot of ingredients, but it tastes great and it looks pretty awesome (and like you actually put a whole lot of effort to put it together!)
So if you’re looking for a quick appetizer, this is definitely a winner! Enjoy!
Quick Asparagus Pizzas
(inspired by a Smitten Kitchen recipe)
2 pita bread
8 asparagus, finely sliced lengthwise
¾ cup pizza mix cheese or mozzarella cheese
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon hot pepper flake
3 garlic cloves finely chopped
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Pre-heat the oven at 475F (if you’re using a pizza stone, put it in the oven right away)
Using a peeler, finely slice the asparagus lengthwise (cut them in half first, it will be easier to do) then place them on the pita bread.
Place the pizzas in the oven (if you're using a pizza stone, place directly on the stone, if not you can use a cookie sheet) between 13-16 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
If you are serving them as appetizers, using a sharp knife, cut the pizzas in little triangle.
Enjoy with a nice bottle of wine and good company!
Serves 2 for dinner or 4 as appetizers